New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - THIS WEEK IN... -

Ask the ques­tion and it only takes a second to re­spond: Where were you the day

Diana, Princess of Wales, died? It was a mo­ment when the world seemed to stand still. It seemed too im­pos­si­ble, too cruel to be re­al­ity. And that fate­ful day is burned in the mem­o­ries of so many of us, so in­cred­i­bly vividly.

I’m only slightly older than Prince Wil­liam and I can still re­call be­ing in the mid­dle of my stud­ies that Sunday af­ter­noon when my fa­ther popped his head around the door to tell me I’d bet­ter come and watch the TV quick, some­thing had happened to Diana. We spent the af­ter­noon watch­ing the ter­ri­ble news un­fold, while I also thought of Wil­liam on the other side of the earth, imag­in­ing his life without the woman we adored so much.

This issue, as we mark the

20th an­niver­sary of her pass­ing, we talk to Ki­wis about their mem­o­ries of that day and of the Peo­ple’s Princess. It’s truly been an issue of re­mem­ber­ing and re­flect­ing as we pay trib­ute this week to the leg­endary

Colin Meads – cer­tainly our great­est All Black, as well as two of com­edy’s favourite sons, Bruce Forsyth and Jerry Lewis.

En­joy your week

– es­pe­cially all you fathers out there!

Alice O’Con­nell, Editor nzww@bauer­me­

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